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Old 11-01-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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Video Cards....

Since conversation is a little dry I'll just post it here and the off-topic forum is dead.

I just found out that my Geforce FX 5200 has about as much power as a mouse wheel its been crashing my games left and right. I had to resort to taking off my case and putting a fan in there just to cool it down. I'm after a replacement within a $200 AUS budget and something that is decent. Help would be great.


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Old 11-01-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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Hmm. I heard the Radeons 9600 were pretty cheap these days. Unless you want to stay with nVidia.


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Old 11-01-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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Radeon 9600 128M can be found for under AU$200. If you want to go for the 256M models then they come in upwards of $250.

I'm no expert on video cards but the Radeon 9550 256M comes in at under $200, and that sounds pretty good to me.

If you want to stick with Nvidia then you can just go up to about an FX5700 256M at just over $200.


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Old 11-01-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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All I know is that from what I heard the nVidia FX 5600/5700s or somewhere in the "5000s" area is POS.

I myself have 2 different cards. On my desktop back at home I have a GeForce 4 ti 4600, which runs like a dream (even DirectX 9.0).

On my laptop, I have a Mobility Radeon 9700 pro with 128 MB. It runs perfectly as well.
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:43 PM   #5
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Well i have an nVidia 128mb GeForce4 MX440 which was well under $200 and never had a problem with it.


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Old 11-02-2004, 07:35 AM   #6
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My cousin has an MX440 128 mb and he does have lots of problem running some games at medium settings even when his specs are over the recommended ones.


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Old 11-02-2004, 10:37 PM   #7
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Really? Thats odd, i always run my games at highest quality and as i said, never had a problem..


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Old 11-03-2004, 05:10 AM   #8
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Perhaps it's a driver problem he has. I'll have to check it out.


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Old 11-03-2004, 05:32 AM   #9
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Personally I've heard bad things about the MX models... perhaps you're just lucky, Windu?


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Old 11-03-2004, 07:20 PM   #10
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I think I'm going to go off Nvidia if they can make a dodgy video card like the one I got I would not be surprised if others are the same.


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Old 11-03-2004, 07:41 PM   #11
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Careful though. ATi makes pretty crappy drivers.


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too bad you missed boxin' day, i got a 256mb NVIDIA card for 50$ Candian.


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If you can spare it, get a Radeon x800GTO from newegg.com


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Old 02-21-2006, 02:59 PM   #14
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err...did you look at the date of this discussion (2004)? I imagine that the author purchased his video card a long time ago...
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